From Sand to Gemstones

Refining Life's Ragged Edges


My Walk

How To Make A Marriage Work

When Jeremy and I first got married I remember hearing the doubts from people that we were never going to make it. Some were bold enough to say we wouldn't even last a year. I remember telling Jeremy how hurt... Continue Reading →

Seeking Answers

Yesterday as my husband got ready for work he told me he couldn't find his coffee cup. He's looked everywhere in the kitchen. "Well," I told him, "maybe you left it at work?" This morning as he readied for work... Continue Reading →

The Season of Hope

This holiday season has already been an amazing time but it got better today. It's been a pretty dry fall/winter. But today, on Christmas Eve morning, snow fell. Shortly before church started the snow started falling and let me tell... Continue Reading →


This morning when I pulled into my parking lot I noticed something I never noticed before: a gate surrounding the vent on the east side of my building. There it was in its shiny black metal brilliance blocking the warmth... Continue Reading →

Anger Issues

The other day I read something on social media that set my heart racing. I mean, these days there's a lot of things on social media that are pretty ridiculous. But, this time, this one hit close to home. Someone... Continue Reading →

For The Love of Thankfulness

As I breezed through the month of November I made sure, like others, to be thankful. Thankful for life, love and happiness. Thankful for pain, distress, and sadness. Thankful for growth, loss and everything in between.¬†Like fall the seasons of... Continue Reading →

Why I Choose Gratefulness

I spent a few years being ungrateful. Ungrateful about life, my circumstances. About my health, my unluckiness to not have something good happen to me. I was ungrateful about what I did have -¬† an amazing husband, a stable job,... Continue Reading →

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